December 20. Beyond Avoidance.
What should you have done this year but didnâ€™t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?) (Author: Jake Nickell)
Two things come to mind in response to this question. One, is write more and submit my work to publishers. I should have done this way before now. Nothing has stopped me from doing this except myself. We can be our own worst detours sometimes, and I have done that a number of times when it comes to my writing. It doesn’t matter what the reason is or was, I just need to do it. It’s cliche to say that I am going to do it in the new year, but I am. I’m already starting to write more since NaNoWriMo last month and plan on keeping that momentum going.
The second thing that should have happened this year would be moving out of Florida. I had hoped to be back in Asheville, my favorite town by the end of 2010. As it turned out, it wasn’t meant to be. The back injury was a part of the hold up as was the job market. Now that my back is doing better, I am praying that the job market will be much better in the coming months in North Carolina. Sometimes, things happen for a reason, and I have to believe that 2010 was just not the right timing for me to move back to Western North Carolina.